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The smoking-hot new public radio show that straps audiences into an audio rollercoaster. Winner of the Public Radio Talent Quest, Glynn Washington delivers a raw, musical brand of storytelling, daring listeners to see the world through the eyes of another.

The smoking-hot new public radio show that straps audiences into an audio rollercoaster. Winner of the Public Radio Talent Quest, Glynn Washington delivers a raw, musical brand of storytelling, daring listeners to see the world through the eyes of another.
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Oakland, CA

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WNYC

Description:

The smoking-hot new public radio show that straps audiences into an audio rollercoaster. Winner of the Public Radio Talent Quest, Glynn Washington delivers a raw, musical brand of storytelling, daring listeners to see the world through the eyes of another.

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English

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888-304-7627


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Episodes

Snap #908 - Lifted

2/22/2018
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Airlifted out of Baghdad into Israel, Avraham was about to get a new life in a new land… Avraham’s story was included in a 12-part Hebrew webseries called Neviim: Operation Amram by Elad Ben Elul (@Eladbenelul) and Yossi Brauman. Read hundreds more testimonies like Avraham’s at Amram’s website . The Amram association has collected hundreds of saliva samples from people who connected to the kidnapping affair and can be contacted at amram.dna at gmail.com. Producer: Shaina Shealy Vocal...

Duration:00:25:45

Snap #907 - Quake City Hero

2/15/2018
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In 1989, an enormous earthquake struck the Bay Area. One of Oakland’s major arteries, the Cypress Freeway, collapsed. And one man named Raven, a local Oaklander, left his home, and dove into the wreckage to save lives. This story is produced by Liam O'Donoghue, host and producer of the podcast East Bay Yesterday. If you want to hear about Bruce Lee's most notorious fight, or Oakland's oldest soul food cook, or grizzly bears, you can find the show here. Producer: Liam O'Donoghue and Eliza...

Duration:00:15:50

Snap Classic - The Spelling Bee

2/13/2018
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When Snap Judgment producer Davey Kim was in eighth grade, he went to the regional level spelling bee with his best friend...and took R-E-V-E-N-G-E. Producer: Davey Kim

Duration:00:06:20

Snap #906 - Monk Of Mokha

2/8/2018
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The story of how Mokhtar Akhanshali braved a civil war to bring Yemeni coffee to the world. To buy Port of Mokha coffee visit portofmokha.com, and to learn more about how they're using coffee as a vehicle to improve conditions in Yemen, visit Mokhafoundation.org. Dave Egger’s biography of Mokhtar, The Monk of Mokha, is available wherever books are sold. And be sure to check out the book’s Instagram at @themonkofmokha. Producer: Joe Rosenberg Original Score: Renzo Gorrio

Duration:00:43:15

Snap #905 - Ear Hustle Special: Left Behind

1/31/2018
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Ear Hustle brings you stories of life inside prison, shared and produced by those living it. The podcast is a partnership between Earlonne Woods and Antwan Williams, currently incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison, and Nigel Poor, a Bay Area artist. The team works in San Quentin’s media lab to produce stories that are sometimes difficult, often funny, and always honest, offering a nuanced view of people living within the American prison system. Find out more about Ear Hustle and...

Duration:00:42:05

Snap #904 - Senior Year Mixtape

1/25/2018
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Senior Year Mixtape Snap spends a year with three Mission High School seniors Brantin, Damaris, and Alex as they try to make sense of adulthood in a rapidly changing San Francisco. Very special thank you to our heroes: Brantin, Damaris and Alex. Thank you also to Mission High School Principal Eric Guthertz, everyone in the Wellness Center and our guide for the year Chandra Shivakumar. Producer: Adizah Eghan, Liz Mak, Eliza Smith, Anna Sussman and Mark Ristich. Original Score: Pat...

Duration:00:52:24

Snap #903 - Soundtrack Of Silence

1/22/2018
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When a young man is told is he going deaf, he sets out on a challenge to memorize the songs that defined his life. He had no idea that those songs would come back to him in the most unexpected way. A version of this story aired on KQED's Q'ed up Podcast. Producer: April Dembosky Original Score: Renzo Gorrio Sound Design: Leon Morimoto and April Dembosky

Snap #902 - Linda, Loretta, and Me

1/18/2018
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Linda, Loretta, and Me What happens when boy meets girl and… fungus? This is a story about love and spores, from one of our favorite podcasts, Love Me. You can find more episodes of Love Me at cbc.ca/loveme or whenever you listen to podcasts. Be sure to check out producer Jonathan Zenti’s podcast, Meat. Producer: Mira Burt-Wintonick, Cristal Duhaime, and Jonathan Zenti

Duration:00:12:09

Snap #901 - How Estee Got Her Zumba Back

1/13/2018
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What if you were born to twerk it, but you didn't know how to work it? Estee Rose grew up in a tight-knit Ultra-Orthodox neighborhood in Brooklyn. Find out how she reclaims her faith after she loses it in a tumultuous series of events. To channel Estee’s tunes, check out producer Shaina Shealy’s Spotify playlist, “Zumba Estee”. Additional thanks to the Jerusalem International YMCA and the Dorot Foundation. Original Score: Renzo Gorrio Producer: Shaina Shealy

Duration:00:34:29

Snap Classic - Tonya For Hire

1/10/2018
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What if one day you found out you look like one of the most famous people in the country -- who everybody hates? Lynn Harris is an author, commentator, award-winning journalist and mostly-retired comedian. She has a new business, teaching comedy to teenage girls. You can find her performing on stage as Tonya Harding here. Producer: Liz Mak

Duration:00:12:25

Snap #833 - Stoopid

1/5/2018
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There are big stories with weight, little stories with heart, and then the stories that are just STOOPID. Date With The Devil When he was younger, Greg Stone was always a good boyfriend. Or, he tried to be. Producer: Liz Mak Original Score: Leon Morimoto My Big Pee Break Actress Diona Reasonover was on the brink of her big break. But she never expected it to happen while she was on her vacation. Diona Reasonover is an actress who lives in LA, you can check out her writing on “I...

Duration:00:25:03

Snap Special - Zim Heavy: Rock and Revolution in Zimbabwe

12/28/2017
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Before there was Zimbabwe, there was the “Heavy” scene. In the 1970’s, Rock music rang out from the black townships in Rhodesia. One band, Wells Fargo, became the voice of the people. Founding members Ebba Chitambo and Never Mpofu tell their story of music and revolution in the face of an oppressive government. Wells Fargo’s new release Watch Out! is available now through Vinyl Me Please. Learn more about the work Matthew Shechmeister and Eothen “Egon” Alapatt are doing to document the...

Duration:00:31:28

Snap #832 - Snap Holiday Special 2017

12/22/2017
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The Snap Judgment Holiday Special features two good Santas in "Miracle on 22nd Street," a misguided angel in "Preaching to the Choir," and Snap story makers as they look back on their favorite stories of 2017.

Duration:00:30:48

Snap Classic - Down With The Ship: The Sinking Of The Oceanos

12/15/2017
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Let Moss Hills take you on sea cruise … To learn more about the sinking of the Oceanos, be sure to check out: www.oceanossinking.com/ And you like that, you definitely won’t want to miss the video of the ship’s final moments: www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfIZ6rcySuY Producer: Joe Rosenberg Sound Design: Renzo Gorrio

Duration:00:23:19

Snap #831 - Finding Rebecca

12/7/2017
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In 1962, in a very small, very white suburb of Chicago, a young couple set out to adopt a baby girl. This story was produced in collaboration with The New York Times. Producers: Amy Roost and Anna Sussman Original Score: Renzo Gorrio

Duration:00:39:16

Snap #830 - Dadbot

12/1/2017
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James Vlahos wanted to keep his dad around for as long as possible, so he saved the best part about him in the best way he knew how. Vlahos is also working on a book, Talk To Me, about the quest to create conversation-making A.I.s. Check out his article about dadbot in Wired Magazine. Follow James on Twitter @jamesvlahos Producer: Jazmin Aguilera Original Score: Renzo Gorrio

Duration:00:16:28

Snap Classic - Jay J. Armes: Private Eye

11/28/2017
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Jay J. Armes was a real life superhero ... until real life intruded. Also be sure to check out Gary Cartwright’s original 1976 article on Jay J. Armes for Texas Monthly. Producer: Vanessa Rancano Sound Design: Leon Morimoto

Duration:00:32:42

Snap #521 - Snap LIVE! The Passion

11/24/2017
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We're dropping the story-pocalypse. Snap proudly presents "The Passion" performed LIVE! at San Francisco's Nourse Theater. STORIES Glynn Washington - Director's Cut Glynn’s a bean counter by day but at night it’s “Lights, Camera, Action!” Original score composed by Alex Mandel, and performed by Alex and the Snap Judgment Playaz (Tim Frick & David Brandt.) Performed at Snap Judgment Live! in San Francisco's Nourse Theater. Recorded and mixed by Pat Mesiti-Miller Josh Healey -...

Duration:00:52:02

Snap #829 - The Gratitude Special 2017

11/16/2017
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The Outbreak What do you do when a life-threatening disease makes it too dangerous to save the person closest to you. Original Score: Renzo Gorrio Producer: Jake Halpern with assistance from Mark Ristich, Anna Sussman, Adizah Eghan and Eliza Smith Grits and Sausages When Ray Christian was a young boy, he longed to hear the voice of God. Check out his podcast here. Producer: Davey Kim Original Score: Renzo Gorrio The Blue Bear For Lynn Schooler grew up in Alaska hearing rumor...

Duration:00:53:23

Snap #828 - Kismet

11/10/2017
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From Russia With Love Two women, a tiny boat, the wide open ocean...and kismet. Elena has written a book about their adventure, called Talking to the Moon. You can read the story on the couple’s website, http://www.cadenza.ca/index.php/en/talking-to-the-moon-en/ You can learn more about Elena and Meg’s journey at their other website, anticruise.online. Producer: Liz Mak Original Score: Leon Morimoto

Duration:00:40:33

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